09-27-2012 01:47 AM - last edited on 04-19-2016 11:30 AM by OscarFuentes
my name is jag and i'm from india. i've recenlty bought hp h8-1000in desktop pc and want to upgrade the card from gt 420 to gtx 670.. my main concern is will it be fine fitting in a mid size ATX computer case ? and will my motherboard ?
these are the specigfications of my pc
hope to see a reply..
09-27-2012 10:41 AM - edited 09-27-2012 10:42 AM
Review this posted document for background information. You will need to measure to see how much room you have inside the PC. Some of the NVIDIA 670 video cards are 9.5" to 10" in length and also require a 500 watt power supply with two available PCI-E 6 pin power connectors.
Your PC only has a 300 watt power supply so you will need to also upgrade the power supply.
10-08-2012 07:44 AM
firsly sorry for a late reply.i did a lot of reaserch and found out alot of psu donot work with hp computers and as i live in india i have a very few options to choose from. can you please take a look at the link and suggest me a good compatible psu List of PSU.
my psu demissions are 150 X 140 X 86 mm
also, how do i messaure it exaclty? do i have to messure the motherboard ?, i'm not getting it, so i've taken a picture.Picture 1 hope this help.
10-08-2012 10:02 PM
i'll post direct links this time
link to the picture
list of available psu's
10-09-2012 06:41 PM
ThisCorsair power supply would be a good choice and would physically fit perfect. This new power supply has longer cables so you should be able to route them aside in order to provide installation space for the video card.
The typical GTX 670 is between 9.5 and 10" in length. Please refer to the posted document that I had referenced above for video cards. The below image that you provided shows in red where to measure. The additional red arrow is to make sure that this motherboard piece of hardware doesn't provide an obstacle for installing the video card.
These HP 'how-to" articles should be helpful.
I also recommend that you use a can of compressed air to blow out the dust inside the PC and in particular the CPU heat sink assembly.